't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky will spend 30 years in prison. the sentence handed down after he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. bruce gordon joins us live from outside of the courthouse in bell font, pennsylvania. bruce, sandusky who is 60 years old affectively gets a life sentence here, right? >> reporter: that's right. the judge in this case made clear that he had no interest in sending a message of any kind by sentenceing sandusky to a century or more behind bars, though. technically, he could have with all those is convicts. instead, he looked at the age of the convicted child molester and gave him enough time, the 30-year minimum to make sure he dies in prison. >> he still said he is innocent and i am told me gave a long rambling statement. >> and that is right he maiains the innocence to the bitter end and is the victim of a conspiracy but involves the university, his accusers, the media, prosecutors -- everyone can you think of is part of the vast conspiracy to do him in.